In Photos: Egypt’s New Valley Museum exhibits artefacts of ancient oases rulers

Nevine El-Aref , Thursday 17 Feb 2022

A temporary exhibition entitled “Royal Artifacts of Ancient Egyptian Rulers of the Oasis,” is organized at the New Valley Museum marking his 29th anniversary.

Royal Artifact

The Royal Artefacts of Ancient Egyptian Rulers of the Oases is a temporary exhibition organised at the New Valley Museum marking its 29th anniversary.

The exhibition is on show until the end of February. 

The exhibition displays a collection of artefacts that highlights the reigns of oases rulers, clay vessels used during the celebration of the 30th birthday of king Pepi I, and the head rest of oases ruler Khent-Ka.

On the sidelines of the exhibition a seminar on the establishment of the museum and its collection will be held.

The museum displays 4,087 artefacts from the prehistoric era to the Mohamed Ali era. The most important of these objects are the funerary contents of ruler Khent-Ka's tomb uncovered in the archaeological site of Balat, a collection of Graeco-Roman coffins, statues of deities, jewelleries, anthropoid wooden coffins, icons and lamps from the Coptic era, lamps and frames engraved with Quranic verses, and clay vessels from the Islamic era.


The museum was originally built of mud brick to be an administrative area for inspectors and a storage for unearthed artefacts in the New Valley.
In 1993 the museum was renovated and built of three levels.


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